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November 25, 2002 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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OverDrive Announces Digital Library Reserve

OverDrive, Inc. has announced Digital Library Reserve, an application service for libraries to develop and manage a circulating collection of e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers, journals, audiobooks, and other downloadable media for lending to patrons. Libraries using Digital Library Reserve services will be able to integrate digital media into their existing collection from a variety of sources as well as license titles from OverDrive's Content Reserve. This is a collection of digital books and periodicals from leading publishers that includes more than 35,000 e-book products from 400 publishers.

Digital Library Reserve consists of a series of Web services for the library to establish and manage its digital media collection. OverDrive has been working with Adobe Systems, one of its partners, to take advantage of the library support and lending models available for e-books and electronic magazines formatted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and secured using Adobe Content Server. Digital Library Reserve will also take advantage of the digital rights management services available to other media formats. This will enable libraries to expand their digital media collections to include audiobooks and PDA titles.

Source: OverDrive, Inc.

LexisNexis Offers SEC Data from EDGAR Online

LexisNexis has announced the availability (via and of both SEC EDGAR data and tools from EDGAR Online, a company that specializes in the extraction, packaging, and distribution of public-company information contained in SEC filings. Lexis and Nexis subscribers now have the option of directly accessing an array of SEC data and tools from EDGAR Online, including searching across more than 2 million SEC documents by more than 15 criteria and ticker parameters. Subscribers can also view and download documents in convenient formats like Microsoft Word and Excel.

EDGAR Online, Inc. (, based in Norwalk, Conn., sells subscription products, data, and services to financial institutions, corporations, and law firms.

"LexisNexis is an acknowledged leader in legal and business information markets, and we see this distribution channel as critical to reaching both corporate and legal customers, where our data and tools are critical to the decision-making process," said Susan Strausberg, CEO of EDGAR Online, Inc.

Source: LexisNexis

Factiva Adds Quotes Module to Product Suite

Factiva has announced Factiva Quotes Module, the third product in the Factiva Modules suite. This new offering enables companies to place a customized quotes list in their intranet or portal that provides users with access to high-quality financial data from Reuters Investor, plus the latest company news from Factiva's collection of nearly 8,000 local and global sources.

Factiva Quotes Module delivers extensive market data, including stocks and market indexes from more than 80 exchanges, approximately 150 spot currency rates and 300 currency cross-rate combinations, funds and corporate bonds from major exchanges, and associated company news.

Factiva Modules are ready-to-use interface components that provide access to Factiva content. The interface footprints for Factiva Modules are designed to fit in a tight space and to share the same page as other portal or intranet applications—whether it is e-mail, a CRM system, or an internal database. End users, without leaving their corporate desktop environment, can access the Factiva content that supports and complements their other intranet or portal activities. Other Factiva Modules include Factiva Search Module (which adds a search box on the same page as other portal applications) and Factiva Track Module (which places filtered news folders on an intranet for tracking the latest news).

For more information on Factiva Quotes Module, visit

Source: Factiva

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